Saying he received lots of “feedback and suggestions and opinions” about a law he signed that limits LGBT protections, North Carolina’s governor has ordered anti-discrimination rules be expanded for state employees.
Gov. Pat McCrory also wants lawmakers to soon restore the ability of all workers to sue over employment bias in state court, which was removed in the law.
“This was my conclusion after hearing from many, many different sides of the issue,” McCrory told The Associated Press shortly after he signed an executive order Tuesday addressing the law.
But McCrory said he sees no need to repeal the rest of the law, which has brought nationwide fallout on North Carolina since his signature three weeks ago, with corporate executives, gay-rights groups and political opponents blasting him. Some companies also have scaled back their planned job expansions, and Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in the state because of the law.
North Carolina’s measure is among several advanced across the country that opponents say is discriminatory toward gay, bisexual and transgender people.